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Boxing gloves from heavyweight champion Jess Willard. Born in Pottawatomi County in 1881, Willard was crowned world champion in 1915, defeating Jack Johnson in a controversial boxing match. Willard held the title for four years.
Creator: Schmelzer's Sporting Goods
Date: between 1911 and 1923
Item Number: 221177
KSHS Identifier: 1994.28.12
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Athletes
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports - Boxing
Date - 1910s
Date - 1920s
Objects and Artifacts - Recreational Artifacts - Sports Equipment - Glove, Boxing
People - Notable Kansans - Willard, Jess, 1881-1968
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts